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Dear Dunfee School Community,

Spring Break came early this year and I hope everyone had a fun, relaxing time with family and friends.  With the spring-like weather upon us, we look forward to getting outside for recess on a daily basis.   As it is always cooler and windier up on the hill, please have your child wear a warm jacket to school each day.  

PARCC testing begins on April 5th for students in grades 3-5 and concludes on April 26th. Students will not be testing everyday but for a seven day period during the testing window.  A schedule has been sent home by your child’s teacher outlining the specific days students will be testing.

I would also like to take this time to stress the importance of regular attendance.  Research supports that regular attendance is a major contributor to the academic, social, and emotional growth of students.  It further stresses the importance of being in school and on time each day.  We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Ruthven’s fourth grade class recently received the “ROAR for Great Attendance” school-wide attendance award!

On behalf of the Dunfee School students and staff, I wish to congratulate Mrs. Cipriano, third grade teacher, for being named LMDS Teacher of the Year.  Mrs. Cipriano is very deserving of this award and an integral member of our school family.

For your convenience, a list of all April happenings can be found below.  Please note that Monday, April 18th, is an early dismissal day due to a Staff In-Service Day.  In addition, the last days for after-school clubs are April 19th and 21st (with the exception of the Drama Club, which is April 26th).

5th – 20th          Grade 3 PARCC Testing Window

6th – 14th          Grade 5 PARCC Testing

7th                    School Store

12th                  Student of the Month Pizza Party

14th                  5th Grade vs. Staff Volleyball Game

18th                  Teacher Professional Day- Early Dismissal for Student @ 12:20 PM

18th – 26th        Grade 4 PARCC Testing

19th                  End of Marking Period 3

27th                  Grade 1 Cape May Zoo Trip

27th                  Report Cards Issued

28th                  School Store/Birthday Tables

28th                  Drama Show- 6:30 PM

28th                  Arbor Day Program- 8:20 AM

Thank you for continued support!  Have a great month!


Katherine Makela

  • The PARCC testing windows for grades 3-5 can be found under the Headlines section below.  In addition, please check the PARCC information link under the Headlines section for useful information which contains commonly asked questions.

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  • Go to the Headlines section below to view the different events that take place at LMDS during the year!!
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